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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Five Bacon Sweets That Rock Our World

Posted By on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Lollyphile's maple-bacon suckers.
You may be tiring of all the hype and fuss surrounding bacon, but admit it: You're still not tired of bacon. Or sweets. So what should you consume if you need a fix of both at the same time? Enjoy this countdown of our top five faves.

5. Bacon marshmallows from Perbacco (230 California at Front)
We tasted these playful confections from Perbacco chef Staffan Terje at a Meatpaper party. They were so good, we slipped one in our bag for later. Strictly for research purposes.

4. Peanut butter-chocolate-bacon cupcakes from 4505 Meats
Another treat you'll probably find only at special events. Ryan Farr often brings these to his butchery demonstrations and parties, just in case guests haven't had their fill of his "swine so fine" savory product line.

3. Maple-bacon latte at Pirate Cat Radio (2781 21st St. at Florida)
The buzz about the infamous piggy coffee at Pirate Cat reached none other than Anthony Bourdain, who stopped by for a swig on a recent swing through town. We'll find out his verdict on an upcoming episode; in the meantime, it's good enough for us.

Bacon peanut brittle

2. Lori's peanut brittle at Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.)
So wrong, but soooo right. Bacon and peanuts are not a natural-born combo, but this totally works. Lori, a former California Culinary Academy instructor, uses awesome bacon, too.

1. Maple-bacon lollipop from Lollyphile

Jason Lewis makes lovely pops in bourbon, wasabi-ginger, and absinthe varieties, but his maple bacon (with real bits of meat) is the most special of the bunch. Besides, this is the only bacon sweet you can actually put in your pocket, and that deserves top honors in itself.
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